World Meteorological Organization

Devastating storms like Hurricane Florence ‘unusual this far north’: UN weather agency

In another manifestation of extreme weather conditions, hurricanes as strong as the Category 4 storm Florence - barreling towards the coast of the Carolinas in the United States - are rarely seen so far north, the United Nation’s weather agency (WMO) confirmed on Tuesday.

News In Brief 24 July 2018

  • Ebola outbreak in DRC declared over: WHO
  • Appeal for peaceful Zimbabwe elections amid threats of violence
  • Cause of deadly fires in Greece still unknown, say UN weather experts
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News In Brief 20 July 2018

  • Refugee health services on track despite new emergencies: UNHCR
  • Extreme weather grips Scandinavian states, Arctic: WMO
  • Syria returnees must have safe passage home: UNHCR
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News in Brief 18 January 2018

Dialogue and confidence vital to prevent, resolve conflicts, says UN chief

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News in Brief 30 June 2017 (PM)

Security concerns still to be overcome at Cyprus talks

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Hot spell is earlier than expected, says UN weather agency

The sweltering conditions affecting western Europe are set to last for at least another two weeks, but there may be some respite by the weekend, a senior UN weather expert said on Tuesday.

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Action must be taken "soon" to mitigate climate change: WMO

Governments need to “act soon” to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement and keep global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius, according to the World Meteorological Organization (

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Forecast points to La Niña weather change

Global weather patterns could be about to change if the La Niña phenomenon re-emerges, UN experts said Thursday.

La Niña, which is caused by cooler waters in the Pacific Ocean, could bring much-needed rainfall to areas left parched by the last El Niño episode, which ended in May.

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Weather extremes are planet’s way of raising alarm: UN

The record-breaking weather phenomena that marked 2015 show every sign of continuing this year with more adverse effects on people and the planet, the UN said this week.

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Greenhouse gas emissions hit new record

The amount of harmful greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached yet a new record high in 2014, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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